OnePlus 5 Pitted Against Samsung Galaxy S8: Why OnePlus 5 Maybe The Best 2017 Smartphone To Buy

2 February 2017, 11:42 am EST By Rei Lantion Mobile & Apps
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Despite the fact that precious little has been revealed regarding the upcoming OnePlus 5, gadget enthusiasts and mobile phone aficionados are eagerly awaiting its arrival. Judging by how great the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T performed, users can't be blamed.

There's a lot of speculation regarding the features for this years' model, and half of it is pretty promising. A recent article pits the Samsung Galaxy S8 against the upcoming OnePlus 5, prompting to look into why this phone may just be the phone to beat.

Galaxy S8 versus OnePlus 5. Science Times weighs the advantages of each phone against their respective disadvantages and uses it as a base for predicting how well the phones will perform this year. Right off the bat, it may seem like OnePlus 5 is on the losing side. Samsung is a well-established brand name and it has amassed intense consumer loyalty.

However, OnePlus holds the advantage as the underdog. Know Your Mobile insists that despite its "humble beginnings," OnePlus has become one of the "most prominent brands in the Android space." The name itself is equated with top-shelf functionality and features marketed at a price available for a wider range of people.

OnePlus 5 is also riding on the coattails of its predecessor, the OnePlus 3. The previous flagship made waves as the first handset from the company to be available to everyone.

Rumored Specs. Science Times refers to ZDNET regarding the upcoming Galaxy S8's features. There are two variants, the S8 and the S8 Plus and both are said to be a model of cutting-edge design.

There will be no home button, slimmer bezels, and an iris scanner. Not much is said regarding the look of the OnePlus 5 aside that it could feature a 5.5in QHD display and a dual rear camera.

However, looking under the hood, there is a chance the OnePlus 5 could outperform the Samsung Galaxy S8 like it did last season. The OnePlus 3T ran on 6GB of RAM, whereas the Samsung flagship phones ran on 4GB.

Reports suggest the Galaxy S8 this time will offer 6GB RAM variants but the OnePlus may yet again be a step ahead. The OnePlus 5 is rumored to offer 8GB of RAM and the advantage of the Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Also, do not forget the price. The OnePlus 5 is said to retail at a sticker price of around $480 to $500, which will definitely be a few hundred bucks cheaper than what Samsung has in store for us.

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